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  • Local Chef Heads to Cambodia to Help National Team

    Jim Cook

    If you like Japanese food, and you live in Dothan, you've probably heard of Joe Cook.

    Joe serves up hibachi with a side of fun almost nightly at Mikata Japanese Steakhouse, delighting customers with his culinary skill, witty banter and crowd-pleasing cooking tricks.

    But just like the onions he slices, Joe has layers. Underneath the smiles and jokes, there's a deep guy who wants to help make life better for folks in his native Cambodia. Joe chooses to do this through baseball.

  • Opening an Office in Phnom Penh

    Kevin Britten

    The Secretary

    So you've been working off your laptop in bars and hotel rooms for long enough now, and you've decided to take the plunge and open an office in Phnom Penh to help your business grow. Your company registration is coming along and all your paperwork is in order so it's off to the estate agent.


    Expat Advisory

    From Wednesday 13th to monday 25th of June 13rd of June - Chaktomuk theatre (to confirm): Pokemon Crew, one of the most titled crew in the world in the battle circuit (hip hop tour-nament).

    21st of June - Street Keo Chea (184) (to confirm): Many Cambodian and French artists will perform concerts. High Tone, for example, is a French electro band. Their music is the alchemy of three key elements: 70's dub, electronic music and ethnic music; a dub sub-merged in the jungle, somewhere between India and Tibet.

  • Free Styling Boutique hopping...

    Expat Advisory

    Every once in a while we find ourselves in a familiar location but looking at something we never noticed before writes Tanja Wessels. When it comes to clothing shops it is time to make the unfamiliar familiar...

  • Writers Unblocked: Reviving Khmer literature

    Andrew Johnson

    A proud history of literature in Cambodia came to an abrupt end when the Khmer Rouge arrived in 1975. Now peace has finally returned to the Kingdom, Cambodian literature is making a comeback. Only counterfeiting stands in its way.

    If reading, writing, literature and publishing can be taken as a reliable indicator of the cultural wellbeing of a country, Cambodia is clearly a country in transition.

  • Plane Crash Update

    Bronwyn Sloan

    Rescuers on Wednesday said they had found the wreckage of a missing PMT Air flight and were now cutting their way through thick jungle towards it.

    A break in the appauling weather conditions which had hampered the search since the plane disappeared Monday morning local time had enabled searchers to hack their way into the area the plane was last seen, they said.

    However there appeared to be little hope of finding survivors. The Antonov AN-24 was carrying 13 South Korean tourists, three Czechs, a Russian pilot and six Cambodians when it went down.

  • Bayon: New Perspectives

    Expat Advisory

    It is more than 30 years since the story was last told of the Bayon, the enigmatic state temple of Jayavarman VII, the greatest king of ancient Angkor. Recently, researchers from several disciplines have again been probing the mysteries of this extraordinary monument and its giant face towers. Under an eminent editorial team, Bayon: New Perspectives brings together for the first time leading scholars whose findings and insights challenge, not always in consensus, many of the earlier interpretations of the Bayon's art, architecture and inscriptions.


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